By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
The Weeknd and Diddy are becoming fast friends. The mysterious Toronto singer (aka Abel Tesfaye) posted photos of himself partying with Diddy and Cassie in Miami on his blog today. In the candids, Tesfaye, Diddy and Cassie are seen lounging by the pool at a mansion and later at a packed nightclub, complete with strippers.
This new friendship comes as no surprise. During the Bowery Ballroom, NYC stop of The Weeknd’s tour on April 28 Diddy and his entourage were seen visibly supporting singer. At one point, Diddy was literally on his feet in the VIP section, flailing his arms excitedly. Following that, Tesfaye tweeted,“shoutouts to the big homie @iamdiddy for showing me around new york last night.” Many insiders are speculating that Diddy is courting The Weeknd to join his Bad Boy family alongside French Montana and Cassie.
Since his breakout mixtape House Of Balloons, the unsigned artist has been on the radar of many. In just one year, he released three critically-acclaimed mixtapes: House Of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence featuring fan favorites like “High For This” and “D.D.” A part of Drake’s OVOXO cadre, the hauntingly beautiful singer can also be heard on songs like Drizzy’s “Crew Love” and “The Ride.”
It’s yet to be seen which label, if any, the indie darling will call home.